Archive for April 16th, 2020

Coronavirus: HK records just three new cases, lowest in a month, but leader warns of complacency

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

New coronavirus cases in Hong Kong fell to three on Tuesday, the lowest number in more than a month, but the city’s leader warned the public against slipping into a [...] » More

Coronavirus pandemic and protests highlight need for national security legislation in HK, says Beijing’s top official in city

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Being hit by the double whammy of the coronavirus pandemic and social unrest showed that it was urgent for Hong Kong to do more in protecting national security, according to [...] » More

Piano van: HK music lessons go mobile to beat virus

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Yoyo, 6, frowns with concentration as she plays the piano in the back of a truckstill able to practise thanks to an innovative Hong Kong music school keeping lessons going [...] » More

214 Taiwanese from China’s Hubei Province released from quarantine

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

A total of 214 Taiwanese nationals who returned to Taiwan in late March after being stranded in the Chinese province of Hubei completed their 14-day quarantine Tuesday. They [...] » More

Taiwan’s largest airline in the spotlight over China name confusion

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s largest carrier, China Airlines, has become the latest focus of political angst on the island about identity and its relationship with China amid the [...] » More

WHO denies isolation claim in NYT ‘Taiwan Can Help’ ad

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) pushed back against accusations that it has blocked Taiwan from the global health conversation as a full-page advertisement advocating the [...] » More

Taiwan Reports No New Coronavirus Cases, Adding To Success In Fighting Pandemic

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | NPR | 6:02 AM

Taiwan reported no new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, marking the first time authorities there have reported zero new cases in more than a month. It’s also the latest [...] » More

Taiwan accuses WHO of downplaying coronavirus toll in China

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | NYPost | 6:02 AM

Taiwan accused the World Health Organization of downplaying the spread of the coronavirus from China and released an email sent to the UN agency in December questioning [...] » More

Officials upbeat about Taiwan’s GDP in 2020 despite IMF’s grim forecast

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese economic experts joined officials in refuting the gloomy prediction by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the country’s economy will shrink by 4 [...] » More

Taiwan thanks S. Korea for evacuating citizens from Guatemala

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (April 15) thanked South Korea for helping evacuate three Taiwanese citizens from its diplomatic ally Guatemala. The [...] » More

Confusion prompts call for China Airlines name change in Taiwan, but at what cost?

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Taiwan is mulling a change of name for its carrier China Airlines to make clear that it represents the self-ruled island and not mainland China. Some 40,000 Taiwanese [...] » More

Taiwan, Australia scientists find coronavirus mutation could jeopardise vaccine

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A team of Taiwanese and Australian scientists has discovered a mutation in a strain of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) found in India, which could stymie the global race to [...] » More

COVID-19 Slams West’s Nuke Carriers While China Signals Taiwan, Japan

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BreakingDefense | 6:02 AM

Monday may have marked a turning point for how the Navy, and perhaps the Pentagon, is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, raising questions over how deeply it might cut into [...] » More

Taiwan director convicted for crew member sex assault

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Prominent Taiwanese director Doze Niu was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday (APr 14) for sexually assaulting a female crew member working on a film he was making. [...] » More

Taiwanese company wins Navy contract for special operations craft

Taiwanese company wins Navy contract for special operations craft

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s Karmin International Co., Ltd has won a NT$450 million (US$14.9 million) contract to build speedboats for the Navy in the latest example of the [...] » More